Twice a year we have a leadership conference. This conference had a fire theme. We as a mission are Catching Fire. We can see the momentum building, and our missionaries are working harder than ever. We are grateful for their efforts and how they are blessing the lives of all they come in contact with.
Elder Larson (after extending for a few weeks) went home this week. It was difficult to see him leave as he has shared great insights and talents that have benefitted the mission as well as been a great example of excellence in his missionary work. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.
Our August Zone Conferences are over and done. Time is flying, and we had great zone conferences. We focused on some of the miracles we have seen in the mission. It was exciting to see the remarkable new members who have accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was very encouraging. Here are a few photos of the events. (Nova Scotia top, New Brunswick middle, and Newfoundland bottom.)
I know I say this every time, but it was really difficult saying goodbye to these wonderful missionaries. They blessed our mission with their leadership and insights.
Five new missionaries arrived in August. They are already making fast progress and are going to be great. Looking forward to getting to know them better.
We just started additional training for our new missionaries. We will be having this training every 12 weeks. We felt like the training the missionaries received the 1st day they arrive is not adequate. They are too tired and overwhelmed to absorb much. The training was amazing, and we fill this will really make a difference for the new missionaries and the mission.
We had our Mission Leadership Council meetings in Moncton, New Brunswick. We had lots of great training. One object lesson including changing a baby's diaper which Elder Kearsley performed very well.
We had interviews on Prince Edward Island and attended their District Meeting. The training at district meeting was very good, and the missionaries there are all doing well. Love these photos.
We did take a p-day to see a few of the sights in Newfoundland. (I was joking about the whales--we haven't gotten a chance to see whales yet.) We did, however, see icebergs and puffins and wildflowers. Throughout the maritimes in the summer you will see lupines. We also saw wild irises. Thought you would be interested in seeing the beauty of the CHM.
Sis. Debra Pratt